Written By Kate Oppenheim for the Morning Advertiser
Being a working parent can be tough, especially when your job is in the hospitality industry, where the hours are long and the busiest times include the weekends and the school holidays.
So when a crisis hits, maybe a relationship breakdown, illness or mental health issues, it’s reassuring to know that the Licensed Trade Charity (LTC) is on hand to help, not only with its confidential helplines, financial, health and housing support, but with schooling through LVS Ascot. For two families, LVS Ascot – a co-educational, independent school in the magnificent 25 acres grounds of leafy Ascot –has been a lifeline. Not only has it provided the parents with peace of mind, knowing their children are safe, supported and enjoying a great education, but the children have received the care and attention they have needed to excel and live their best lives.
Sue Chance worked in and managed pubs for more than 20 years with companies like Greene King and Marston’s – her dad and uncle were also publicans, having had tenancies with Banks’s (Marston’s).
After a relationship breakdown, she looked for ways to enable her to continue to work and give her children, Lauren and Alfie, the best education – Alfie had been struggling with dyslexia and wasn’t getting the support he needed. So, Sue got in contact with the LTC and after being interviewed about her situation, she obtained a trade discount to get the children into boarding school with LVS Ascot.